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and to the eastern border with pakistan where al qaeda still operates. general david petraeus is retiring from the army later this month and will become the new director of the c.i.a. mandy clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and days later an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the cap all? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were sporp not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces who saw the crisis response unit said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of afghan forces is uneven at best. witnesses at the hotel told us some afghan police ran away from the suicide as
it in north africa, in pakistan. in the very unstable areas of the world if they can go and thraeupb and come together. the question is can they bring the operatives to this country or work with people already in the country, what we call the inspired but not instructed, the home-grown guys. jon: i would think with all the satish kalpoe lights that we have, things that we weren't watching in afghanistan in the days up to 9/11 i think we'd be looking out for that stuff. >> we absolutely are. they get better too. th have a complex financial system. they funnel money back and forth. they are looking to exploit different opportunities. la fall when they tried to put the packages on the planes to take out cargo, they are constantly evolving and it's always a cllenge for people like ray kelly in new york city to have that readiness always available. jon: as has been said so many times the terrorists only have to get lucky once, we have to be right one hundred percent of the time. >> ten years later there is mission fatigue. it's expected, it's natural. the question is how do you reinvigorate the wh
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